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And then, there were two. Just two teams remain in the year-long quest to claim the Summoner’s Cup, as Korea’s Damwon Gaming and China’s Suning Gaming will meet tomorrow in the Grand Finals of Worlds 2020. It is sure to be an extravagant event, as there will be fans in attendance for the first time at Worlds 2020, and an extremely entertaining series between these two great teams.
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A lot of viewers and observers are predicting a clean 3-0 sweep from Damwon Gaming, similar to the clean sweeps we got in the finals the last two years by Invictus Gaming and FunPlus Pheonix. With Damwon being the best team coming out of the LCK going into Worlds and Suning entering the tournament as almost an afterthought as China’s third seed, it seems like a massive mismatch on paper.
However, Suning has rewritten that script throughout the tournament, knocking off China’s top two seeds in the quarterfinals and semifinals. Their entire team appears to have leveled up throughout Worlds 2020, with all of their players showing a much higher level of gameplay than they did during the regular season. The question is whether that will be enough?
I’m excited to watch the top lane matchup between Chen “Bin” Ze-Bin and Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon, as these are two extremely aggressive players who have shown to have deep champion pools. I rated Nuguri higher at the start of the tournament, but he’s had a bit of a downturn to his play compared to the LCK season. I still rate him as having the advantage over Bin, but it’s closer than I originally thought.
For the jungle, Lê “SofM” Quang Duy has proven to be the top-five jungler I saw him as entering Worlds. But he’s going up against the true best jungler in the world for Damwon. I give Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu the massive edge in this matchup.
It’s an absolute bloodbath in the mid lane, as Damwon’s Heo “ShowMaker” Su has shown that he is the best mid laner in the world. While Xiang “Angel” Tao has had some pop-off games, he hasn’t been as consistent a big an impact player as Showmaker.
In the ADC role, Tang “huanfeng” Huan-Feng has been the feel-good story of Worlds 2020 with his astonishing story about making the LPL and Worlds from poverty. While Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun will want to make sure that story has a sad ending, I think huanfeng is the better of the two based on my pre-tournament ranking and his performance at Worlds. This lane has an advantage for Suning.
Finally, we have the best support in the world who, surprise, surprise, plays for Damwon Gaming. Cho “BeryL” Geon-hee will likely have a huge advantage over Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh, despite having a weaker lane partner. This lane is yet another advantage for Damwon Gaming.
So, at the end of it all, Damwon basically has an advantage in every single lane other than ADC and perhaps top. They have the best player in the world in four of the five roles and have thusfar looked nigh unstoppable. Predicting a 3-0 sweep isn’t exactly looking like a bold prediction.
Damwon wins 3-0